State Rep. Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) today announced her support regarding the relocation of Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises (B&W) headquarters from Charlotte, NC to Akron, OH coming summer of 2019. Additionally, B&W employees in Barberton and Copley will be moved to the new Akron office upon project completion.
“I am thankful that Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises continue to remain committed to the Northeast Ohio region,” said Galonski. “Akron is a community of dedicated, hard workers who are constantly seeking new and innovative technological advancements to improve the local economy. I look forward to seeing this partnership grow once the new Akron headquarters is complete.”
B&W has been the largest private employer in Barberton since 1906. B&W’s new Akron-area headquarters will be located in East End office, which was previously home to Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co.’s headquarters. B&W anticipates to retain approximately 700 local jobs.
Galonski represents House District 35, which includes Barberton and parts of East Akron.